Today, Thursday, October 20, starts the 22nd edition of the World Soundtrack Awards, to be celebrated in Ghent, Belgium, till Oct 22nd, offering concerts, masterclasses, panels, a meet & greet, and an award ceremony.
Following you can see the detail of the activities & concerts programmed:
Thursday, October 20/10/22 – Korean Composers
On Thursday 20 October, Film Fest Ghent is putting the spotlight on Korean film music in the unique concert Korean Composers. Scores for the films such as the Oscar-winning Parasite and the hit series Squid Game will be performed live. South Korean cinema will also serve as the focus of the 49th edition of the festival, which runs from 11 to 22 October.
Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé will perform live music by (amongst others) Cho Young-wuk, the go-to composer of filmmaker Park Chan-wook, at the Music Centre De Bijloke. He wrote the score for films such as Joint Security Area, Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, The Handmaiden, and Decision to Leave (Park Chan-wook’s latest film, which is competing for the 2022 Palme d’Or). The composer often records his music in Belgium with an orchestra conducted by Dirk Brossé, as he did for the film Hunt (Lee Jung-jae), which will play out of competition at this year’s Cannes festival. Cho Young-wuk will attend the concert in person.
The music of Jung Jae-il will also play an important part in the concert. Jung Jae-il has made a remarkable breakthrough in recent years thanks to scores for Bong Joon ho’s films Okja and Parasite, and the Netflix hit series Squid Game. His latest work can be heard in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palm d’Or contender Broker.
More information and tickets (33-43 €):
Friday, 21/10/2022 – Album Release & Listening Session: Evgueni Galperine’s ‘Theory of Becoming’
Evgueni Galperine, who composed the score of Film Fest Gent Explore Award winner Gagarine (2020) with his brother Sacha, will present his new album Theory of Becoming at Film Fest Gent. Moreover, Galperine asked four filmmakers to make images to his music, which will be exclusively shown during the listening session of the album at Film Fest Gent. The Album Release & Listening Session will take place on Friday 21 October 19.30 – 20.45 at MIRY Concert Hall (Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Gent) and is completely free. Evgueni Galperine will be personally present for an introduction and Q&A.
More information (free event):
Saturday, October 22/102/22 – 22nd World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert – Mark Isham
The World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 22nd edition concert and gala ceremony on Saturday, 22 Oct 2022 – 20h at the Music Centre De Bijloke, having Mark Isham as the guest of honor of this edition.
The Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé, will play a selection of works by Mark Isham and by Nainita Desai (winner of the Discovery of the Year Award 2021) during the presentation of the film music awards.
More information and tickets (48-58 € + 165 € VIP):
Every year, WSA Meet & Greet gives fans a chance to meet with composers face to face. The event is free, however, for practical reasons, it’s still required to make a reservation and getting a free ticket.
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The WSA Industry Programme offers a peek behind the scenes of the film music world. Filled with panel discussions, interviews, and masterclasses, these talks are a great way to get to know the faces behind the scores. The events delve into how the film music industry operates and evolves. Whether you are a professional, student, or just have a great love for film music, the WSA Industry Programme is the place to make new connections. The WSA industry programme is powered by Sabam For Culture & THE PACK.
Thursday 20 October (@KINEPOLIS 8)
- 10:30-12:00 – Buyouts and other unfair contractual practices: what prospects for the Belgian composer?
- 14:00-15:15 – Film Composer & Film Producer: Balancing a Budget
- 15:30-17:00 – Composer’s Talk: Mark Isham
- 20:00 – Korean Composers Concert
Friday 21 October (@KINEPOLIS 8)
- 10:30-12:00 – Music in Nature Documentaries with Bruno Coulais, Nainita Desai and Dirk Brossé
- 13:00-14:45 – Creative Partnership: Johnny Jewel, Nico Leunen & Fien Troch
- 15:00-17:00 – Creative Partnership: David Lowery & Daniel Hart
- 19:30-20:45 – Album Release & Listening Session: Evgueni Galperine’s Theory of Becoming
Saturday 22 October (@YALO HOTEL)
- 12:00-13:00 – WSA Meet & Greet
- 13:00-14:00 – Changing the Face of “The Composer”: Alliance for Women Film Composers
- 14:15-15:00 – WSA Nominees Round Table: Film & TV Composer of the Year
- 15:15-16:00 – WSA Nominees Round Table: Discovery of the Year
- 16:15-17:00 – WSA Nominees Round Table: Public Choice Award
- 20:00 – World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert
A ticket for an event in the Industry Programme costs 5 € and it is also possible to buy a day pass for 10 €.
More information & tickets (Event 5€ / Day pass 10€, except concerts):
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